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Colts Sign Local Product Andrew McDonald, Waive Weslye Saunders

The Colts made a roster move today, signing offensive tackle Andrew McDonald - a Warren Central High School and Indiana University product - and waiving tight end Weslye Saunders.

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Tuesday is a day off for the Colts' players, but not for the management and coaching staff.  It isn't uncommon at all for Tuesday to be a day filled with roster moves, and the Colts did make one such move today.  They signed offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and waived tight end Weslye Saunders.

McDonald is a local product, having attended Warren Central High School and Indiana University.  At IU, he played in 36 career games (25 starts) and started the last 23 games of his tenure there at left tackle.  He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dolphins in 2012 and then spent time with the Panthers in 2013.  He played in two games this year for the Seahawks, was signed to their practice squad on November 22, and then released on November 26.

To make room for McDonald, the Colts waived tight end Weslye Saunders, who played in one game with the Colts after being signed but was inactive last week.  He was signed after Dwayne Allen injured his ankle, so this is a very encouraging sign that Allen could be close to being back.  Chuck Pagano said yesterday that he expected the tight end to practice on Wednesday.